Pursuant to the Health Protection Agency (HPA)’s circular (IUL)23-L/452/2021/6) dated 22nd July, 2021, the following measures are to be implemented for locals and work-permit holders travelling to the Maldives, effective 23rd July 2021, until further notice from HPA.
- The individual(s) should hold a valid negative PCR test result with a sample taken at most 72 hours prior to embarkation at first port enroute to Maldives. This requirement is not mandatory for children below the age of 1 (one) year.
- Individual(s) who have received all the prescribed doses of a Covid-19 vaccine that has been approved by Maldives Food and Drug Authority or in WHO’s Emergency Use Listing (EUL) and completed 14 (fourteen) days (prior to date of arrival) after the prescribed dose(s) of a vaccine, will not have to quarantine. Children who are not eligible for vaccination, accompanying the aforementioned individual(s) can also travel without having to quarantine. Individual(s) (including children) traveling with this exemption, should do a PCR test between 5-7 days from arrival in Maldives.
- The individual(s) who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Maldives and recovered; if not exceeded 60 (Sixty) days from the date of positive sample collection, will not have to quarantine. Children who are not eligible for vaccination, accompanying the aforementioned individual(s) can also travel without having to quarantine). Children traveling with this exemption should undertake PCR testing between 5-7 days from arrival.
- Those who do not fall into the exemption criteria stated above in (2) and (3), would be required to quarantine for 14-days (fourteen) after arrival to Maldives. Such individual(s) must obtain a negative PCR test result on completion of the 14 days, before they are released from quarantine.
- Work Visa holders and their accompanying dependents travelling to Maldives from South Asian countries who do not meet the quarantine exemption criteria stated in (2) and (3), will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 (fourteen) days in a facility designated by the Health Protection Agency (HPA). For more information refer to Quarantine Guidelines for Work Permit Holders Travelling from South Asia
- All arriving passengers must complete and update the Traveller Health Declaration on the Maldives Immigration Imuga website portal 24 hours prior to their departure to Maldives. Passengers are required to present PCR Test results at airline check-in counters, and both the PCR test result and proof of vaccination on arrival and should attach the applicable documents when completing the online Traveller Health Declaration form.
- Register on the “Haalubelun” portal on www.haalubelun.gov.mv prior to arrival or not later than within 24 hours after arrival.
- The aforementioned ease to travelers from abroad may change in accordance with the state of the COVID-19 situation of the originating countries.